I love reading other people’s blogs because I get so inspired to do fun things, be it creative, or adventurous. So, I want to inspire you to make your week as fun as possible with this list! Hope it motivates you!
Number 1: Explore inspiring blogs!
The House of Mirth has become my favorite blog to stalk these days. Lily’s amazing sewing projects really make me want to run to my sewing room as fast as I can. Her creations are adorable and you’ll be wishing you could be wearing them yourself!
Bonjour Girl is full of fashion and incredible music choices (I’ve discovered a couple bands I’ve never even heard of) plus Hazel’s writing style sounds like your funny best friend from high school and leaves you saying “I wish I said it first!”.
The Thinking Tank is like stumbling into a magical forest of elves and unicorns. The level of awesome is overwhelming, and you just can’t stop looking at all of the beautiful imagery. Pia’s style is so put together and soon you’ll be gathering a devout love for interior design and adding all of those beautiful films to your Netflix queue.
Number 2: Visit a local museum!
I find museums utterly fascinating. There are many around Philadelphia that I haven’t even touched yet, and am dying to explore. These are a couple that I’d love to see:
Somebody PLEASE TAKE ME HERE!
The Mutter Museum of medical oddities is possibly the coolest museum idea ever. First of all, I am insanely fascinated by disgusting and morbid medical things. Therefore, I HAVE to see the mummy, the spliced body parts, embalmed and deformed fetus, two headed baby creature, display of freakish tumors and pretty much everything else they offer for my amusement. Man, I love gross stuff! This museum makes me think of those crazy freak shows from Victorian times. And the movie Freaks. Which was awesome.
And seriously…how could I ever miss out on the gross eye infection display. YESSSSSSSSSSS!
And almost as good, but not quite better, would be something I’ve been dying to see for years: The Museum of Bad Art. I know it’s not in Philadelphia (I think it’s near Boston), but it’s probably the second best museum idea ever. It’s kitsch to the extreme and I want to see all of this awesome “bad art” up close SO BAD!!!! It’s so me. How could I ever pass seeing this amazing portrait of a pug up close in person. Seriously.
Number 3: Plan a trip to a city in the U.S. that you would like to explore
Okay, so you don’t have to money to go there…but plan a trip anyway just for the heck of it!!! And if you really actually want to go here in the future and don’t have the cash, just check out Number 4 to get started.
There’s a couple cities that I would definitely like to explore.
First of all, I have this weird urge to discover Arizona. I’m extremely fascinated by the desert and would love to go hiking/camping out there. Plus, I’d like to check out Phoenix:
Portland, Oregon also seems like a really cool city to visit. I always imagine a very artsy atmosphere with good music and coffee shops. Plus, they’ve got a lot of really amazing scenery out there, also good for hiking/camping!
And Seattle, for obvious reasons.
Number 4: Start a fund jar for something you want
At one of my old jobs, we used to make a fund jar and put a little bit in it each day. And at the end of the week, whoever sold something in the store that nobody thought would ever sell, you won the fund jar. I remember the funds having ridiculous titles written on them by whoever. I actually won the fund jar the most out of anyone working there. I was a very persuasive seller of atrocious goods.
So, let’s take inspiration from that. Get yourself a jar. Or something that can hold cash and coins and put it on your dresser, or near your front door. When you come home, throw your spare change in it, or add a couple dollars you might spend on something stupid, like a latte, or something else you don’t really need. Write down your goal on the jar so you remember why you’re emptying your pockets. Soon enough you might just get what you want!
Number 5: Start reading a really good book
Reading is good for you! Plus there’s nothing like immersing yourself into something you just can’t stop reading. If you haven’t already, I highly suggest you read Douglas Coupland’s Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. It’s the epitome of hipness.
Hope you guys get inspired! Happy blogging!